Sen. Orrin Hatch accuses Pres. Obama of surrendering on the budget like British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain surrendered Czechoslovakia to Germany in the 1930s.
"The United States is demanding a Churchill on the issue of deficits and debt, but the administration has delivered us a Chamberlain," Hatch said on the floor Monday, in a clear reference to Chamberlain's foreign policy of "appeasement."
Hatch had several metaphors at the ready for describing the Obama budget, which would raise taxes and spending and would continue to lead to increased spending outlays into the foreseeable future. Hatch rejected Obama's proposal because it fails to recognize that "we are out of money."
(See also related Hatch press release.)